Cheng - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Dr. Wenwen Cheng


Texas A&M University
PhD, Urban and Regional Planning

Peking University
MS, Landscape Architecture

Beijing Forestry University
BA, Landscape Architecture


Curriculum Vitae 

C.V. (PDF)


Wenwen Cheng is an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture. She earned her Ph.D. from the department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, focusing on microclimatic landscape research and design. Wenwen Cheng uses interdisciplinary technologies such as remote sensing, spatial statistics, and bio- meteorological modeling to discover the relationship between urban climate change, human health, and evidence-based landscape design. Her research area includes outdoor thermal comfort and urban landscape design modification, especially for children; UVR exposure and landscape design; urban landscape ecology and urban heat island phenomena in different scales.

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Peer Reviewed Articles

Liu, Z., Cheng, W., Jim, C. Y., Morakinyo, T. E., Shi, Y., & Ng, E. (2021). Heat mitigation benefits of urban green and blue infrastructures: A systematic review of modeling techniques, validation and scenario simulation in ENVI-met V4. Building and Environment, 107939.

Cheng, W., Brown, R., Vernez, D., & Goldberg, D. (2020). Estimation of Individual Exposure to Erythemal Weighted UVR by Multi-Sensor Measurements and Integral Calculation. Sensors20(15), 4068.

Cheng, W., Spengler, J.O., Brown, R.D. (2020). A Comprehensive Model for Estimating Heat Vulnerability of Young Athletes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health17, 6156.

Cheng, W., & Brown, R. D. (2020). An energy budget model for estimating the thermal comfort of children. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-12.

Wang, Z., Cheng, W., & Wang, H. (2015). Evidence-based Restorative Environment: Research Progress and Design Inspirations. Landscape Architecture, 6, 110-116. [In Chinese with English abstract].

Peer Reviewed Conference Abstracts

Cheng, W., & and Brown, R. D. (2019). Designing UV-Healthy and Thermally Comfortable Schoolyard Environments in Low Latitude Urban Areas (College Station, TX). CELA 2019, Sacramento, CA.

Cheng, W., & and Brown, R. D. (2018). The Impact of Land Surface Cover on Neighborhood Microclimate in College Station, TX. CELA 2018, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Cheng, W., & and Brown, R. D. (2018). Considering Invisible Light in Playground Design: Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) and Children’s Skin and Eye Health. CELA 2018, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Cheng, W., & and Brown, R. D. (2017). Evidence-based Urban Climate-responsive Urban Green Space Design: A Literature Review. CELA 2017, Beijing, China.

Conference Panel Presentation

Robert. D. Brown and Wenwen Cheng. Microclimatic Design for Health. Landscape Architecture for Health and Active Living: Toward an Interdisciplinary Initiative Panel of CELA 2017. Beijing, China